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Plant care guide Baramasi
Baramasi, the wet season home of the Baramasi forest and the Roraima state, is a lush green paradise and undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to enjoy the long dry season. The Amazonian region of Brazil is named after the majestic trees.
Baramasi Amazonian Landscape
The city of Baramasi is nestled in the banks of the Amazon river in the north of the Roraima state of Brazil and is named after the river. It is said that the river takes its name from the land and that when the river dries up, the land is thirsty.
This is the famous jungle region of Brazil and home of the Ibama forest reserve, home to hundreds of species of wildlife. The Amazon has also been designated a natural heritage and a tropical forest reserve which includes many aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
Baramasi is the capital of the Roraima state and has been visited by many people over the years since it is situated on the banks of the mighty river of the Amazon.
This picturesque region of Brazil is a great vacation destination and enjoys a dry season of two months in the year. At the height of the rainy season between June and September, the temperature is between 28 to 40 degrees Celsius and becomes as low as 8 degrees Celsius in the winter. The humidity in the region is very high at 70 to 80 percent.
The maximum temperature in January is 11.1 degrees Celsius and in July it is 31 degrees Celsius. The wet season lasts from November to May, and the cool climate has many attractions for tourists. The dry season is approximately from June to September.
Baramasi In the Amazon
When you travel to Baramasi, you may feel that you are in a tropical paradise. It has lots of plants, animals and birds. The biodiversity of the city is one of the highest in Brazil.
It is a simple fact that the local economy of Baramasi is based on primary industries and the main industry here is of rubber, which the locals refer to as 'Serra-de-Oiama'.
In the city, there are two famous trees of botanical importance:
The The Royal Palm and the Portulaca.
The Royal Palm in Baramasi
The Royal Palm is so important to the people of Baramasi that it is considered a symbol of the city.
The Royal Palm of Baramasi
In the city, there is also a representation of the famous Portulaca Plant. The Royal Palm has many uses and it can be used to help with the rehabilitation of the local forest. They call it 'coco de tracado' and 'coco de coco', which means, 'coconut' in English.
One of the popular activities in Baramasi is 'coco de tracado' or making of coconuts. When the coconut fruit grows, it is called 'pão de frango'. It is left to ripen and dry on the trees, while the shell is being collected by the local population and used to make wooden utensils, such as chairs and tables, or what the locals call 'caboose'.
The coconuts are a great fruit for the local population and they sell them for as much as 2.5 reais per kilo.
The forest, wildlife and mangrove areas are also used as major food sources by the local people.
In the local community, the locals call the species of palm'soronga' or 'plantain'. It is also a staple food for the local population. It can be boiled and eaten alone, or mixed with rice or fish.
The tree fruit is normally harvested and sold in the local market, and is very popular among the locals. It can also be added to the 'caboose' and sold at low prices.
A lot of people have turned into business operators by working with the Royal Palm in Baramasi.
Apart from being eaten, the coconut is also used for making bags, shields, hats, instruments and even as weapons. They call them 'casimarias' or 'casimiras' which means 'for using the coconut'.
The Royal Palm in Baramasi
A lot of people have even changed their name to Royal Palm. There are names like:
Barreto is the name of the origin of Baramasi. They call it Barra del Rei, or the King's dock.
The Maré in Baramasi
The Maré is the name of the river where the city Baramasi is located and its waters are used for washing clothes. It is said that 'Maré' means berato' in the Guarani language and it has a nice meaning, as it means resenha' or'surprise'.
The river is very important for the local people and the water from the Maré is used for many different activities, like cooking, washing clothes, and even doing some agriculture.
When you travel to the city, you will be very impressed by the beautiful scenery. The famous mangroves of Baramasi are also located in the city and they are so beautiful and large. You can swim in the mangrove area and see the beautiful varieties of fish and seafood.
The climate of the city is also mild and pleasant and most tourists prefer to stay here during the dry season because it is very beautiful.
Baramasi in the Amazon
The famous Ibama wildlife reserve is only 10 kilometers from Baramasi. You will enjoy watching the river flow into the ocean.
The wet season in Baramasi
If you visit the city of Baramasi in the rainy season, you will definitely fall in love with the famous 'barrinhas' or raindrops. The local people refer to it as 'pneus' or' rubber raindrops'.